Prison Ministry


In October 2000 I went into full time ministry as a Chaplain for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Men’s Central Jail. It is a volunteer position and I was being called there as a missionary.
Jesus is the Key Ministries is a stand alone non profit ministry. There are many diverse people from different churches who have come a long side what we are doing. We wouldn’t be able to do it without their support, both spiritually or financially.

I started doing these newsletters to update those who support the ministry. But it has now taken on a unique ministry of its own. People are constantly telling me how they are blessed by them. I have had some tell me that it has changed their ideas concerning jail ministry. Others are now praying for the men and women behind bars.

Two different stories really blessed me. One was a Deputy who had quit the Department, feeling he couldn’t take it anymore. After reading a newsletter, he felt God’s call to go back to the jail to minister. The second was when one of my kids said there were kids in the youth group whose parents were having them read the newsletters and pray for the inmates.

In His Service,

Chaplain Ed Welsh


(Click on the individual Newsletter Titles below to view each newsletter)

VolumeIssueNewsletter Title
2017-March110 Years at Sylmar Juvenile
2016-October1Exciting Changes to the Board
102Past and Present Events
101A very long time coming
72The Lord has a plan for us all
71Central America Prison Outreach
62Beauty from Ashes
61Lamentations 3:21-26
52The Men of MCJ were not Left Behind
5110,000 heard a message of hope
44Prison Crusade Blessings
43Billy Graham Outreaches in Prison
42Back Home From Germany
41Peace in Times of Trial
36The CIW Concert
35He Who Begun A Good Work
34Regaining a Sense of Reality
33His will be done
32Things don’t always work out the way you think they should
31Special Edition
25Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
24We Finally Got On The Tiers!
23What’s Happening
22We Are Now On The Web
21Jesus Opens the Door
16We Are All In This Together
15What Does This Have To Do With Joe
14Something to Think About
13Faith Put To Action
12Feelings, Challenges and Prayer Request
11Our GOD Is an Awesome GOD